Stylish reissue of a classic first published in the 1970s: Hunter S Thompson's ether-fuelled, savage journey to the heart of the American Dream. / Hunter S. Thompson is a cult figure to generations of readers, all of whom will welcome this reissue of a modern classic / Fear and Loathing ! was made into a hugely successful film by Terry Gilliam, starring Johnny Depp. This paved the way for new readers to discover the novel. / Includes a fascinating PS section with exclusive new material placing the book in its historical and aesthetic context and a piece by Terry Gilliam. / Competition: Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, Terry Southern, Tom Wolfe, Hubert Selby Jr
Hunter S. Thompson is incomparably the most celebrated exponent of the New Journalism. His books include Hell's Angels, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72 and Generation of Swine. Ralph Steadman is one of Britain's best-known cartoonists and illustrators. His books include I, Leonardo and the bestselling illustrated Animal Farm.
'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a scorching epochal sensation. There are only two adjectives writers care about any more! "brilliant" and "outrageous"! and Hunter Thompson has a freehold on both of them.' Tom Wolfe 'What goes on in these pages makes Lenny Bruce seem angelic! the whole book boils down to a mad, corrosive prose poetry that picks up where Norman Mailer's An American Dream left off and explores what Tom Wolfe left out.' New York Times